Plan Your Visit to Friendship Firehouse Museum

Learn about Alexandria's early volunteer fire companies through a visit to this 19th century firehouse.

Page updated on Dec 14, 2015 at 11:33 AM


Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703.746.3891
Fax: 703.838.4997

Museum Hours

Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday: Closed
Closed: New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day



Group Services

School programs are arranged by staff at The Lyceum. Call 703.746.4994, or email Friendship Firehouse Museum for more information.


The museum is wheel-chair accessible. The City of Alexandria complies with the terms of ADA. An individual with a disability who wishes to request a reasonable accommodation may contact the Museum at 703.746.3891.

Directions and Parking

The museum is located in Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Alexandria is half-way between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon. Visit The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street, two blocks from Friendship Firehouse, and park for free in their parking lot while visiting both museums, or use metered parking on the street.

From Washington, D.C., and National Airport 
Take the George Washington Parkway south, past the airport, into Alexandria. The Parkway becomes Washington Street in the City. Turn right on King Street (one mile) and left on S. Alfred Street (the second left). The museum is on your right.

From I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway)
Take the US Route 1 North exit (first exit on the Virginia side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge). Follow Route 1 (Patrick Street) about one mile. Turn right on Prince Street; turn left on S. Alfred Street. The museum is on your left.

By Metro 
Take the yellow or blue line to King Street station. Walk down King Street about seven blocks to S. Alfred Street. Turn right, and the museum will be on your right. Or take the Dash Bus to King and S. Alfred Streets, turn right and the museum will be on your right.

Call 703.746.DASH for bus schedules and information, or check the schedules posted at the station.  The City of Alexandria's free King Street Trolley transports passengers between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. The free trolley operates seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

By Train
Take Amtrak or Virginia Railway Express to Alexandria's Union Station (across the tracks from King Street Metro station). Upon exiting the train station, walk to your right to King Street and follow directions from Metro.